The U.S. says that it has a massive flu outbreak because so few people have had a flu shot this year. Could it be because of vaccine fatigue???
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that hospitalizations for influenza are at a 10-year high, and at least 730 people have died from the flu this year. They say that they have administered flu shots to five million fewer people this year compared to the same time last year.
Experts worry about what they call a “tripledemic.” That means a combination of flu, Covid and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Coincidentally (or not at all coincidentally), Pfizer announced trials for a new RSV vaccine in an investor call in October.